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These Are The Real Reasons Behind Illegal Immigration

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.25.2014 | Latino Voices

The recent influx of unaccompanied minors crossing illegally into the U.S. from Central America has prompted many elected officials, particularly cons...

100 African Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast

AP | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — At least 100 African migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned off the coast near the capital, Tripoli, an official with Li...

Joe Biden On Minors At Border: 'These Are Our Kids'

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants s...

Carolina Moreno

Eva Longoria Calls On U.S. To Protect Child Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.23.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- As a child growing up in a Texas border town, Eva Longoria recalls asking her father, “Why were we born on this side?” to which he ...

Carolina Moreno

Latino Civil Rights Leader Has A Harsh Warning For Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Janet Murguía, president of the country's largest Latino advocacy group, has a formal warning for Republicans: Help the child refugees...

Obama's Immigration Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But what is pretty clear is that if Obama does act, it is going to help Democrats in the 2016 presidential contest. The whole immigration reform issue is a gigantic trap for Republicans, and they will likely be unable to resist the urge to walk right into it.

Carolina Moreno

Elizabeth Warren Explains How The U.S. Can Save Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.21.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- “I believe in that America; I will fight for that America,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) fervently cried at the National Council...

The American Way: STEM Education

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Americans love a challenge of any kind, and we believe we have a puncher's chance at winning. That's the American way. That was the mindset of a group of undocumented Mexican students from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona.

N.Y. Lawmaker Wants To Give Voting Rights To Undocumented Immigrants

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) - A New York lawmaker wants to grant many of the rights of citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants and non-citizen...

A Modern Day Illegal Immigrant

Martine Kalaw | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Martine Kalaw

I'd spent so much of my life fighting the system, working side-by-side with lawyers and bonding with my fellow undocumented immigrants in community and camaraderie. Becoming American felt like abandoning them.

WATCH: Jorge Narvaez's Reunion With Detained Mother Will Bring You To Tears

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 05.09.2014 | Latino Voices

When Jorge Narvaez and his then 6-year-old daughter Alexa posted a YouTube video of them singing “Home” by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero, he...

Feds Don't Approve California's Immigrant License Design

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 05.07.2014 | Latino Voices

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities say the proposed design for a California driver's license for immigrants in the country illegally doesn...

How Immigration Enforcement Has Changed Since 1993

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Immigration enforcement has changed significantly ever since Congress approved a sweeping immigration bill in 1996, according to a new report. The ...

Roque Planas

This Immigration Documentary Will Make You Rethink Border Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 04.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Few films bring audiences closer to the brutal reality of U.S. border security than “Who Is Dayani Cristal?” The beautifully shot documentary, ...

Here's Proof Illegal Immigration Doesn't Cause More Murders, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

It's become routine for immigration hardliners like U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to blame illegal immigration for an imaginary spike in violent crime...

WATCH: Undocumented Woman Asks To Be Released From Jail To Fight Cancer

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.15.2014 | Latino Voices

Fighting breast cancer has been difficult for Ruth Alvarez and her family. But now, she is battling the disease from inside a jail cell and without he...

WATCH: An Emotional Plea From Mother And Daughter Separated By Deportation

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices

As the number of deportations since 2009 reaches the 2 million mark, activists grow impatient towards President Obama’s idleness. On Friday, acti...

Migrant Children Are Children First

Maria Teresa Rojas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Maria Teresa Rojas

Children are by definition vulnerable. That's particularly true for girls and boys journeying alone, under unsafe circumstances, often fleeing violence. Mexico and the US have an obligation to apply the international principle of the "best interests of the child" as the gold standard for all dealings with underage migrants.

Roque Planas

Immigrant Activist: I Was Deported For My Hunger Strike And I'm Coming Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 04.01.2014 | Latino Voices

Two undocumented immigrants who say they were expelled from the United States in retaliation for their activism are crossing back into the country thr...

Confronting Cesar Chavez's Stance On Illegal Immigration

Posted 04.01.2014 | Latino Voices

While Cesar Chavez has become one of the most iconic Latino civil rights leaders in U.S. history, his stance on the issue of illegal immigration didn'...

5 Million Reasons for Record Deportations

Susan Pai | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Susan Pai

Very few taxpayers have ever heard of the Congressional Bed Mandate -- the quota that requires 34,000 undocumented immigrants be detained every single night -- but it's costing them five million dollars, each and every day.

This Photo Captures The Painful Reality Of Detaining People Whose Crime Was Looking For A Better Life

Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

About 100 demonstrators gathered outside an immigration detention center this week to protest U.S. deportation of immigrants and the separation of fam...

Roque Planas

Immigrants Ask Pope To Pressure Obama To Stop Deportations

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2014 | Latino Voices

A group of immigration activists hopes Pope Francis will prod President Barack Obama into halting his record-setting pace of deportations. A deleg...

Two Little Words That Can End Suffering and Restore a Little Sanity to the System in 2014

Susan Pai | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Susan Pai

Attacking President Obama and claiming he can use executive orders to stop deportations is worse than counterproductive. It's misdirection from the real issue that is powering the deportation machine.

This Is The One Immigration Debate You Won't Want To Miss

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices

Julian Castro is ready to rumble. The Democratic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, challenged immigration hardliner Dan Patrick to a public debate on t...